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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bachelorette party - favors

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I had fun with preparing my wedding. Of course, there are so many things that I wish that had time to make, but maybe my expectations are to big. However one happening fulfilled all my expectations. 

Bachelorette party! 

I had best bachelorette party ever! (But, from what I hear, every girl thinks that for hers).


I don’t know is it common to give favors on bachelorette party, but I gave them.

The thing is that I had so many ideas for wedding (damn you Pinterest)

And, the most ridiculous thing happened. I started to make them all! (well, since I had real life to live parallel with wedding organization, I can say that those where tousled months. But I enjoyed!)

One of those things where magnets made from river stones.

I live by the sea, but I couldn’t find so flat and smooth stones on the sea beaches. All of those are from river.
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1. I found flat stones

2. I colored them in mint color (I tried to make “mint” my wedding color, but I couldn’t find any ribbon or pearl or flower or any decoration in that color, so… I had to modify that)     To get that “mint” color you have to mix a lot of white and a little of DARK green. (If you use light green, it has to much yellow in, so you’ll get just lighter green.)

3. Then I decoupaged some butterflies and let it dry.

4. I found magnet strip on ebay. You can cut it with scissors. So I glued pieces of that magnet on the non-colored side of stones.

5. I could add some words, date… I decided to write initials and keep it simple.


If the wedding was in the summer, then it could have beach theme. In that case those could be decent wedding favors.
I decided to use them as bachelorette party favors instead. Hope that my girls are going to remember that party for a long time Smile 

And, among all of those things that I prepared, I had some… how to say it… oversights.
I made bouquet out of lollipops. (as I already said, I meant to make it all!!!!!). But in all chaos of those days, I forgot on it. The plan was to throw it on the bachelorette party to see who is making next party (or something like that). So, day after wedding I gave it to one of those little bridesmaids. Funny thing is that I don’t even have photo of the finished bouquet. Here is what I have…

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What do you think? Could those favors be wedding favors? And, would you be brave enough to have this kind of bouquet for your real one? 
I'm linking up on some of those parties.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Envelopes for wedding invitations

I had plain, white envelopes for wedding invitations, so I thought that it would be nice to make “something”.

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Our names with nice letters. Decent but different. I started stamping them in silver color, but it wasn’t what I wanted so it become green, not perfect but better.

So, what did I do?

1. I wrote our names on computer, printed that, and brought it to a man who is making stamps (pokraj FINE u Splitu sam ja napravila ovu gumu za pečat. Iako, ne mogu ih od srca preporučit jer mi nisu dobro ispale tanke crte na slovima na pečatu. A možda bi to svugdje tako ispalo, ne znam.)

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2. Next day rubber for stamp was done. (It would turned out better if I didn’t use so thin lines). It was about $12.

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3. My brother found some wood to glue this stamp rubber on. (I should make it more fancy, but I was all in cutting costs so I didn’t care for that. I could buy real one, but it would be $10-$15 more, so that cost didn’t have any sense for me)

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4. Stamping could begin Smile

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The best part is that I can use it again for gift giving or something. I could just change a color.

I’m definitely using it for Christmas!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Petals for confetti

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Here in Croatia, we don’t have bridesmaids. Our girl friends are there for us, but they are wearing whatever they like. There is usually one or two little girls and they are carrying rings and confetti. I had 6 little girls. I’ve called them bridesmaids. One supposed to carry rings, and for others I made 5 baskets full of paper petals. There is no need to wait for professional photos to show you those baskets in action because funny thing happened (hm, now I can say that it was funny, but then...)
We were afraid that we’re going to forget them so we placed all of those baskets in one of the cars. Well, driver of that car decided to skip ceremony in Church, and he didn’t bring those baskets.
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My husband's sister brought some confetti, so that’s what they throw at us, and my petals came home next day. I’m so proud of myself how grown up I reacted on that. (Hope that cameraman is going to cut that part where I’m going down the aisle and yelling “Where are the baskets?!” LOL)

Here is how I made petals for confetti:
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After I cut heart shape out of crape paper, I stretched it (see the arrow). That’s how I got 3D petal, and it falls so nice on the ground after you throw it in the air.
I used green paper for false leaves.
Well, since it didn’t have big reveal on the wedding day, here are photos to show it to the world. (One person even asked me why didn’t I prepare basket with confetti. Here is a proof that I was thinking on that too)
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It was great DIY project. I used my wedding colors. And now, I’m thinking what are the other ways that I could use them for. Do you have any idea?
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Everything is changed

I haven’t been here for a while. Well, I had a good reason. It’s been busy and… I was a little bit overwhelmed.

I’ve married! I’ve changed, not only my last name, but my whole life!

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And I’ve moved so I don’t have internet connection here. But this is my happy place, and I would love to keep it alive.

 

I made so many DIY things for a wedding, but… I didn’t took many photos, so I’m waiting photos from photographer in hope that they have at least something. Don’t worry, you’ll see it Smile

I’m sending you a big hug, and I hope to be back soon!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Glittered pencil for classy girls

Don't you love fancy school supplies? 


I would go to some kind of course just to have the opportunity to use it. And, my favorite are those with my touch on it! 

Glittered pencil!



You need pencil, scotch tape, glitter and glue (I used glue for decoupage, but any liquid glue would do the trick)


Scotch tape pencil for neat edge of the glitter.


Dip pencil in glue.




Then, dip it in glitter.


Gently press glitter in order to better stick.


Remove scotch tape.

After it is completly dry dip it another time in glue. In that case, glitter woldn't fall of.

And that's how you get fancy pencil!

Hope to have time to visit some of those parties.



And if you're interested in any updates from my "wedding thing", this sums it all: 


Or this one:


Source: http://www.someecards.com/ecards/wedding/?filter=usercards 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wedding invitations

I don’t know do you remember post where I mentioned making my wedding invitations (if you missed it here you can find it). They are done, and most of them are given to guests so I can show you how do they look.
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First thing I did is finding nice photos of two of us when we were kids. His photos where easy to find, but mine… on the end I chose that photo where I look like healthy, old fashion baby (which means fat!)
The funny thing about that photo is that I used to hide it, I was embarrassed how big baby I was, but now, I’m sharing it with all my and my future husband’s relatives. Finally, those crazy adolescent “troubles” are beyond me! I’m happy with that who am I! 
Then I made many little mint green paper hearts (no, I can’t use them for confetti, it is so time consuming). I used heart shaped paper punch.
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The thing is that I couldn’t find in any store paper with this color. Mint green. So I made it by my self. I used dark green and white acrylic paint (there is to much yellow in light green).

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This is THE color!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any ribbons, balloons, or any flower with this color, so it is not going to be mint green wedding…

Then I took camera and played. I made about 30-40 photos. With hearts, stones (it would be stones if it is beach wedding, which almost was), with paper ribbons (left from making hearts), with different photos. And all the time, I had that feeling that there is something wrong. And when I found write photos and write background… I get that feeling that sad: “It is ok!”

So, my husband to be and I went to print invitations at professionals. My mistake was that I sad that he could edit photo a little bit. He was confused because he couldn’t  understand what do I want. So, he made two versions, one with black frame (OMG) and other one with orange ribbon. So, we had some communication issues, but on the end… we found common ground.

I’m satisfied how they turned out!

They are different, and when people open them, our wedding invitation brings smile to their faces.
And, that is meaning of life!
Make people smile!!!

My husband to be was happy because that story was done, but I had to complicate a little bit more.
Envelopes.
I’ll show you photo, but story is coming some other time.

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I’m linking up on some of those parties. (I haven’t been on party for ages)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thank you!

Few days ago me and my blog had a birthday!

Tousled day turned three Open-mouthed smile (I’m little older Winking smile )

And you know, at the time of anniversaries, you have to think about time, meaning of everything… you know, big things! And all I can think about is gratefulness!

 

Thank you God! I’m thankful for my honey, thankful for my family, thankful for Josipa (my soon to be, maid of honor), thankful for all my friends …

 

One of things I’m grateful for is this blog. My “happy place”. I’m still crafting (a lot) but I don’t have so much time to write posts and reply to your kind comments.

 

Here is one comment (from the many) that warms my heart and makes me smile. Those precious words can make anyone’s day:

I've followed your blog for a few years, and I love your fresh, enthusiastic, creative view of the world. Of course you're different! (…) So do the best you can, and know that your own lovely spirit will shine through, no matter how other people think you should do things. Best wishes, Kate in Oregon

Thank you Kate!

 

I have small photo roundup of the last year. Some photos have and some don’t have meaning, but this is my last year!

The best one, so far Open-mouthed smile

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My first stuffed peppers ever!

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The best flower I’m going to get, ever!

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The best rose ever!

 

 

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Trip to the Italy

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Thank you Kristina!

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I’m grateful for my readers!

That’s why I have something for you!

First five people who send me their contact on my mail (tousledday@gmail.com) are going to get something on their address Smile

 

Thank you!